Our visit to the true Equator Latitude 000. Quitsato Sundial. Cayambe, Ecuador. Excellent guide to teach you everything about the Equator, the stars and Earth.
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To be able to stand on the Equator just blew my mind. I took a picture of me straddling the equator, one foot in the northern hemisphere and one foot in the southern hemisphere. It was so cool to listen to the guide talk about...More
Forget the tourist trap "equators" & trips offered to you in Quito, this is the true equator. It is a community run non-profit organisation that educates the public & researches archaeologically significant sites throughout Ecuador, for their importance with respect to the history of pre-Hispanic...More
This was a pretty interesting and unexpected visit as I didn’t realize we’d be coming to this site. It was neat to get a bit of history on the equinox, how everything is measured, etc., The staff offer brochures, videos, etc., for purchase and the...More
We stopped by after riding horses in Cayambe and really enjoyed this spot! Not only is it the REAL equator (not that tourist trap in Quito) but it's very educational. A staff member gave us an interesting mini-lecture on how the sundial works and of...More
This is the third Equatorial line that I visited, and most likely THE line (the other two are the more toursity attractions, La Mitad del Mundo and the Initan Museum). The sundial that's on the Equator line is pretty cool, but what I found was...More
Forget that tourist trap ripoff in Quito this is the real deal and your GPS will confirm it too! Not only that this is a community run non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public as well as researching archaeologically significant sites throughout Ecuador for their...More
Very interesting short presentation by young people working there. The place is exactly on the equator, would be nice to be there for spring or fall equinox.
We skipped Mital del Mundo and went to the real equator. The onsite animator gave a great explanation of the importance of this place and how the sun lines up with important geographical features of the area.
Take the less-traveled route from Quito to Otavalo and visit the Quitsato Middle-of-the World site. The scientific presentation makes one ponder where we are; which direction is north, which is south, and question, "Why is 'north' at the top of a map- globe?" Informal Quitsato...More